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    Re: Pitts / aerobatics questions

    I would be surprised if you actually did outside snaps in an intro course.


    BJC
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    Re: Pitts / aerobatics questions

    My judgement is that the MXS is the best competition aerobatic airplane today. Here is an example of why I say that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxC71kqzoSw

    Here is an air show routine:...
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    Re: Was there a major HBA update yesterday?

    I suggest that we double moderators pay.


    BJC
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    Re: Pitts / aerobatics questions

    Trivia: The “C” stood for Continental” but I never have seen a Continental in a Pitts.


    BJC
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    Poll: Re: Should HBA be searchable?

    I can copy and paste the title of this thread https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26547 into the advanced search feature, search thread titles, and not find anything.


    BJC
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    Re: Pitts / aerobatics questions

    The Pitts IS a “Special.”

    The Pitts is lighter, stronger than most, rolls faster, snaps better, has less form drag, is easier to build than most, and has much better control harmony. It performs...
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    Re: Decalage angle

    Down was comes from above the wing too.


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    Re: Pitts / aerobatics questions

    Here is a good example of an Advanced Category aerobatic sequence in a Pitts S-1S.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cXD2kvMHmA8


    BJC
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    Re: Pitts / aerobatics questions

    I personally define the level of aerobatics as much by the sequence as by the individual maneuvers. The video included some entry level hammerheads, advanced level outside snaps, mid level torque...
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    Re: New Flying School - Input Requested

    I may have been too subtle in my earlier post, so here is some elaboration.

    Your desire to make flying available to those on a limited budget is noble. To succeed with a flying school (as opposed...
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    Re: New Flying School - Input Requested

    Make your facility a place where people want to hang out, even if they aren’t current or future customers. Have clean restrooms. Having a clean place to relax, have a cup of coffee or a soda, read a...
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    Re: Just an interesting photo

    My first jump was out the baggage compartment door of a 206.

    I encourage people to learn to fly in all dimensions. Not only is it fun and satisfying, but it makes one a better pilot.


    BJC
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    Re: Crashes in the News - Thread

    I heard that the trim system is easily disconnected. I also heard that the manual trim wheel can easily be stopped simply by the co-pilot’s grabbing it or the pilot’s grabbing the co-pilot’s leg and...
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    Re: My heart is doing flip-flops over and over.

    I spent a few hours poking around the flight line at Maxwell AFB, home of the Air War College, back around 1966 or early 1967. The ramp was full of C-47s, externally in military décor. Each had a...
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    Re: Lift distribution change for speed

    I’m familiar with flaps that reflex for cruise, but I have not seen / noticed ailerons that reflex for cruise. The early RV-3’s drooped ailerons with flaps, but that feature was abandoned.

    See...
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    Re: Lift distribution change for speed

    I cruise at anywhere from 120 knots to 145 knots, depending on weather / winds, planned distance, time of day, etc.


    BJC
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    Re: Replica home builts

    Tom, I’m not sure that either one of us would fit in a KT.


    BJC
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    Re: My heart is doing flip-flops over and over.

    Nice, but I prefer something that can be handled (on the ground or water) by fewer people, something like the Grumman Widgeon that visited here today.


    BJC
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    Re: My heart is doing flip-flops over and over.

    To my eye, a polished Beech 18 on straight floats is a thing of beauty.


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    Re: Lift distribution change for speed

    The relatively small change that I have made so far has not noticeably changed any characteristics other than the top speed.

    That would be the elegant thing to do, but, no, I will not be doing...
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    Lift distribution change for speed

    My Glasair Aviation Sportsman 2+2 has a wing span of 35 feet and an AR of 9.1. With Lycoming IO-360, the quoted top speed is 145 knots.

    A popular mod is to rig the ailerons slightly TE up relative...
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    Re: High Temp Resin Recommendations

    There are VE formulations that will not sustain combustion. The more common will burn.


    BJC
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    Re: Replica home builts

    Steve built Samson Mite. You could build a scaled GB-R2, which has not been done AFAIK, with a Verner.


    BJC
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    Re: Murphy Yukon or Alternative

    For any aircraft that you consider, take a realistic look at the empty weight of a “typical” version, not the light weight one built by an expert in weight control, the baggage capacity, the balance...
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    Re: Tube and Fabric on a tie down?

    At X59, an airplane tied down will age much faster than one in the Atlanta area. Annual UV radiation will be much more; some auto paints age very rapidly down here, especially blues, but also some...
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